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If I Could Make Every Day Be Like Yesterday

June 27, 2018  •  2 Comments
You don't have to be full on crazy to be in this family but a dash of psycho will probably help. Yesterday I had the opportunity to have all my kids together which is very rare. Everyone showed up and we spent the day laughing, eating and spending unplugged quality time together. The smiles were contagious from one kid to another as they chatted a...
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Photography Is Truth

June 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
"A snapshot keeps the moment from running away" I can't express the sentiments I feel when I look at these pictures. Being a photographer, its our job to preserve these moments. The capture of time to experience the same emotions at the split second of a flash and the click of a shutter. These photos remind me time and again as I look at t...
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Heartbreak & Triumph

October 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Gene: My excitement spiked as I looked at the details, almost giddy I shared it with her. Jen: "OKKKKK... Soooo why so excited? It looks pretty small. Why are you going nuts?" Gene: "This is a game changer in photography. You cannot make great pictures without great light. It is the singular greatest factor in the capture of great portraits. And...
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Down & Dirty

September 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
What do you and your clients do for the perfect shot? I have had people say to me "Your job is so easy. You just stand and point a camera and take pictures. It's not a real job." Ummmm, Say what? Anyone that's been on a shoot with me can tell you that it is no simple small task to take pictures, nor am I just pointing and shooting. “If you want...
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Share Your Flame

September 28, 2017  •  1 Comment
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle” ~ James Keller As of late, I have had many people ask me why I would help other photographers build their business. Why I would share with them poses, lighting, and locations etc. Why would I want them to be good and take from my business? One thing I have learned in this business, is that ever...
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March 22, 2017  •  3 Comments
Eugene: Hey guys!!!! The news we have been working on!!!! Super pumped!!! Excited!!! Jennifer and I have set a wedding date, June 16, 2018 and location, Bar Harbor, Maine. It all hinged on the photographer we wanted. I know huge newsflash there huh? Jennifer: One of the most important things around our wedding is having a great photographer. I hav...
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Caylin and Ally

January 04, 2017  •  1 Comment
Being a girl is cool, but everyone knows that being a teen girl in today's society can be rough. Trying to discover who you are, your likes, dislikes and growing into your own body while your baby face vanishes and you take on a more mature look. It can awkward and sometimes scary. Some hide away, others embrace it! Yesterday, these two girls embra...
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Ordinary Days, Slipping Away

November 21, 2016  •  2 Comments
Saturday November 11th, Kismet photographed our first church fund-raiser. We had many people come and go and each impacted our lives in very different ways. One client we had though, really touched our hearts... As I called her into our temporary photography studio at the church, she said in a quiet voice "I have an unusual request", to which I re...
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Orchestrated Moments

June 29, 2015  •  7 Comments
On our way to Jackson Tennessee to meet family, Gene and I stopped in Nashville at a McDonald's to grab a quick bite to eat and shoot a file over to a client. As I was coming out of the bathroom to pick a table to sit at, I noticed an African American lady, probably early 60’s, dancing to the music and singing along. She looked beautiful. Her ha...
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Truth Hurts

June 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
"Do I have broccoli in my teeth?" "Does this shirt make me look fat?" "Does my breath smell?" The feedback we often seek is from people who care about us and they are very cautious in their response to our probative questions. If we are truly honest we are not expecting a negative response or it is something easily remedied. As things get closer to...
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April 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
As a startup photography business with extremely limited funds Kismet has pursued Social media as a primary form of marketing. Constantly learning and pursuing training with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an insatiable appetite for tips and methods of other successful photographers. It has become clear that one of the things to pursue is...
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Lost & Found

March 11, 2015  •  9 Comments
“Life is 10% of what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.” ~ Dennis P Kimbro Two years ago, my life was a mess. I was in an abusive relationship, and my marriage was falling apart. It seemed like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I became very withdrawn and cut myself off from all my family and friends. I went months, without eve...
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Baby Bumps

February 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I climbed out of my truck to a blast of wind off the waterfront in downtown Louisville, Kentucky it was February 10th and freezing. I am pretty crazy and virtually impervious to the conditions when I have my eye in a camera. However, it is rare to find any subjects who are willing to brave the chill let alone pay for the privilege. Babies however a...
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Don't Let It Die

February 12, 2015  •  1 Comment
Everyone has a dream. As a child we all had plans of what we were going to be when we grew up. I recall listening in school, to students say they wanted to be everything from doctors, lawyers to rock stars and artists. I always loved photography, and was always a nature nut. I'd macro the life out of the little lady bugs, worms and house flies. Som...
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Learning To Love Ourselves

January 26, 2015  •  1 Comment
Learning To Love Ourselves Self love is a beautiful thing and something a lot of us lack. The world we live in, portrays it's own image through the media, even children's toys suggest that the "perfect" lady, is slim, blonde and beautiful. Is beauty really only appearance? Don't get me wrong, all of us desire the perfect body, face, and hair. How o...
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